Ty Cobb Healthcare System

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The Ty Cobb Healthcare System began as only a single hospital. Cobb Memorial Hospital was dedicated in Royston, Georgia, on January 22, 1950, to the memory of Ty Cobb's parents, William Herschel Cobb and Amanda Cobb. Ty Cobb donated $100,000 toward the construction of the modern 24-bed hospital designed to meet the health care needs of the people of his hometown and surrounding rural northeast Georgia. The Royston Record described the new facility as "one of the most modern and best equipped hospitals that has been built under the Hill Burton (Federal Act) in the state of Georgia," containing "the latest equipment... that could be bought."


Ty Cobb, who parlayed his baseball earnings into a fortune in Coca-Cola stock, donated $100,000 to help his hometown of Royston, Georgia, build a 24-bed hospital, fitted with the latest equipment. The institution was initially run by Cobb's boyhood friend, Dr. Stewart Brown. The original Board of Directors of the proposed hospital held their organizational meeting at the home of Dr. and Mrs. Stewart Brown, Sr. on November 6, 1947. Dr. Brown, a widely respected physician and surgeon, served as Cobb Memorial Hospital's first superintendent.

Ty Cobb Healthcare System is a private self-supporting nonprofit health care organization consisting of Cobb Memorial Hospital, Cobb Memorial Outpatient Diagnostic Center, Brown Memorial Convalescent Center, Cobb Health Care Center, Home Base Health Services, Hart County Hospital, Cobb Center Apartments, Inc. and Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center.

Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center[edit]

Ty Cobb Healthcare System Incorporated announced on June 10, 2009, that it would close down Cobb Memorial Hospital and Hart County Hospital consolidating them into a new $52 million, 56-bed, regional medical center in nearby Lavonia, Georgia, called Ty Cobb Regional Medical Center. Ty Cobb Healthcare System applied to the state Department of Community Health in mid-July for formal permission to build the new hospital.

Cobb Memorial Hospital[edit]

Cobb Memorial Hospital is a hospital in Royston, Georgia, founded by baseball legend Ty Cobb in honor of his parents. This 71-bed medical and surgical facility includes a modern birthing center, a 24-hour emergency department, and a state of the art Outpatient Diagnostic Center.

Hart County Hospital[edit]

Main article: Hart County Hospital

Hart County Hospital is an 82-bed, full-service hospital that serves Hart, Franklin, and Elbert counties and the surrounding areas. Fully accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), the hospital has over 83 doctors, 200 support staff members, and a 24-hour emergency department.

Brown Memorial Convalescent Center[edit]

Brown Memorial Convalescent Center is a 144-bed hospital-based long term care facility located adjacent to Cobb Memorial Hospital in Royston, Georgia.

Hartwell Health Care Center[edit]

Hartwell Health Care Center is a 92-bed hospital-based long term care facility located in Hartwell, Georgia.

Cobb Health Care Center[edit]

Cobb Health Care Center is a 116-bed hospital-based long term care facility located in Comer, Georgia.

The Gables at Cobb Village[edit]

The Gables at Cobb Village is a 48-bed special residential community serving senior adults with assisted living services.

Cobb Center Apartments, Inc.[edit]

Cobb Center Apartments, Inc. is a 24-unit HUD independent living housing project owned by Ty Cobb Healthcare System.


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